“Bekindr” by Eva Ritvo MD

BEKINDR: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF KINDNESS Eva Ritvo, MD Momosa Publishing (2017) ISBN 9780999415108 Reviewed by Kimberly Luyckx for Reader Views (9/18) Can one person really make a difference? Eva Ritvo’s book, “Bekindr: The Transformative Power of Kindness,” contains simple stories from everyday people whose lives were significantly improved by the unsolicited kind acts of … More “Bekindr” by Eva Ritvo MD

“Be Who You Are: A Song for My Children” by Jimmy Brandmeier

BE WHO YOU ARE: A SONG FOR MY CHILDREN Jimmy Brandmeier Morgan James Publishing (2018) ISBN 9781683509011 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (8/18) All parents want the best for their children. They want them to keep true to themselves, find their path and in many ways protect them from the harsh reality of the world. … More “Be Who You Are: A Song for My Children” by Jimmy Brandmeier

“Treating the Traumatized Child” by Scott Sells and Ellen Souder

TREATING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD Scott Sells, Ellen Souder Springer Publishing Company (2018) ISBN 9780826171870 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (8/18) In “Treating the Traumatized Child” by Scott Sells and Ellen Souder, therapists will find critical information for enhancing therapy effectiveness in diverse populations, from foster children to military families. Children are often referred to a therapist … More “Treating the Traumatized Child” by Scott Sells and Ellen Souder

“#Loneliness: The Virus of the Modern Age” by Tony Jeton Selimi

#LONELINESS: THE VIRUS OF THE MODERN AGE Tony Jeton Selimi Balboa Press (2016) ISBN 9781504343992 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (5/18) To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started reading “#Loneliness: The Virus of the Modern Age” by Tony Jeton Selimi. As a psychologist, I have read many self-help books … More “#Loneliness: The Virus of the Modern Age” by Tony Jeton Selimi

“Marital Advice to my Grandson Joel” by Peter Davidson

MARITAL ADVICE TO MY GRANDSON, JOEL Peter Davidson Sweet Memories Publishing (2018) ISBN 9780692998151 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (5/18) “Marital Advice to my Grandson, Joel” is a humorous, laugh out loud series of tips on marital advice from Peter Davidson, who is a blogger and has survived years of marriage with his wife. As … More “Marital Advice to my Grandson Joel” by Peter Davidson

“Seven Visual Steps to Yes” by Janet Miller Wiseman

SEVEN VISUAL STEPS TO YES Janet Miller Wiseman LICSW Outskirts Press (2016) ISBN 9781478771739 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (7/17) “Seven Visual Steps to Yes” by Janet Miller Wiseman is a helpful book for couples, or anyone who has a hard time negotiating issues. Wiseman first states that couples need to identify the conflict before … More “Seven Visual Steps to Yes” by Janet Miller Wiseman

“I’ve Never Loved Him More” by Candy Abbott

I’VE NEVER LOVED HIM MORE Candy Abbott Fruitbearer Publishing (2017) ISBN 9781938796081 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (8/17) In “I’ve Never Loved Him More,” Candy Abbott takes readers on an emotional journey of caring for her husband when a large tumor is discovered in his frontal lobe. Although the tumor was not malignant, Drew did … More “I’ve Never Loved Him More” by Candy Abbott

“Ask More Tell Less” by Greg Warburton

ASK MORE TELL LESS Greg Warburton, MS, LPC Outskirts Press (2016) ISBN 9781478708810 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (7/17) “Ask More Tell Less” by Greg Warburton is an excellent book that provides detailed guidance on how to establish a more positive parenting style. Many of us as parents have yelled, screamed, lectured and threatened till … More “Ask More Tell Less” by Greg Warburton

“Rebellious Parenting: Daring to Break the Rules So Your Child Can Thrive” by Richard Blackaby and Carrie Blackaby

REBELLIOUS PARENTING: DARING TO BREAK THE RULES SO YOUR CHILD CAN THRIVE Richard Blackaby & Carrie Blackaby Elevate Faith (2017) ISBN 9780996465571 Reviewed by Josh Cramer for Reader Views (07/17) Have you ever felt you weren’t doing enough as a parent? Have you ever felt you were doing too much? In “Rebellious Parenting: Daring to … More “Rebellious Parenting: Daring to Break the Rules So Your Child Can Thrive” by Richard Blackaby and Carrie Blackaby

“On Angels’ Wings” by Deborah Lynn

ON ANGELS’ WINGS Deborah Lynn Balboa Press (2017) ISBN 9781504375139 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (8/17) “On Angels’ Wings” by Deborah Lynn is a very emotional read that tells the story of caring for her mother during her Alzheimer’s disease. Having watched my mother care for my father while his memory faded, this narrative touched … More “On Angels’ Wings” by Deborah Lynn